Knome Selected as Technology Partner by Johns Hopkins University for Landmark 1,000 Genomes Asthma Research Project
1/9/2012 7:46:29 AM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Knome, Inc., the human genome interpretation company, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Under the agreement, Knome will supply its informatics services and software tools to Johns Hopkins’ landmark study to uncover genetic variants that contribute to asthma in African American and African Caribbean populations. The 1,000 genomes in the study will come from participants of African descent from 15 academic research centers across the United States, the Caribbean, and South America—as well as from four additional research sites in Western Africa.